[OS X TeX] TeX based on TeX Live release

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Thu Nov 2 00:57:00 EST 2006

On 02.11.2006, at 00:29, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> The TeX (based on TeX Live) i-Package has been released to all the  
> repositories and so have all the support i-Packages: MusixTeX, CM- 
> Super, CB-Greek and the ConTeXt Updater.
> (The LaTeX Updater will be removed later. For a recent LaTeX, the  
> TeX Live i-Package is the best choice.)
> The old and new TeX i-Package can both be installed on a system.  
> They do not interfere.
> There are two special points of attention when migrating from old  
> to new or when keeping them both available for the time being:
> - Your personal files in ~/Library/texmf are available for both.  
> Especially configuration files like updmap.cfg (font maps) and  
> language.dat (hyphenation patterns) are not compatible with both  
> systems, mainly because file names differ between the two  
> distributions
> - If you use TeX from the command line, you get either old or new,  
> depending on what is in the system-wide shell startup settings. The  
> values there are set by the configuration phase of either i-Package  
> and the last configuration run defines what is being set there.
> One other important note: XeTeX is currently only supported on intel.
> Default install locations are /usr/local/teTeX (old) and /usr/local/ 
> TeXLive (new)
> The TeX Support i-Packages (except for the LaTeX Updater) can  
> handle both distributions.
> G

Thanks for your effort and two questions:

- Is there any reason why I should keep the old TeX installation?  
Should I keep it ATM in case things go wrong?
- If not, what's the best way to get rid of the old installation?


Simon Spiegel
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